Creighton will try to rebound from a defeat when it takes the court at Providence Saturday. It’s a scenario that the Jays have handled pretty well so far this season.
CU’s 6-1 in games directly following a loss. And it’ll have another opportunity Saturday. Creighton lost at Marquette on Sunday.
The last time the Bluejays faced Providence, they’d lost to DePaul a few days prior. They ended up bouncing back with a 72-63 win over the Friars in Omaha.
Additionally, Creighton (14-8, 6-5 Big East) on Saturday will be motivated to remain in the hunt for a second-place finish in the league — the Jays are tied for sixth, but just two games out of second. A loss to a struggling Providence team, even on the road, also would tarnish their NCAA tournament at-large résumé.
So there’s plenty on the line.
The Friars (10-13, 1-10) should be hungry for a win, too. They lost their first eight Big East games before beating Xavier two weeks ago. Then they dropped two more. They’re 3-3 at home overall.
The game is set to begin at 11 a.m. in Providence, Rhode Island.